In Billing
Nov 28th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held an open door forum last week to review the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule for 2019, including proposals that will be deferred until 2021 as part of the Patients over Paperwork initiative. CMS stressed that they will be paying for virtual check-ins with patients and virtual consultations ...
In CMS
Nov 1st, 2018
The 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule has come out. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Nov. 1 they are not going to make changes to payment for evaluation and management (E/M)  services until at least 2021. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a press release, “We know ...
Pick one that helps practitioners improve efficiency and quality of care. Electronic health record (EHR) templates have deservedly received a bad reputation in medical records. As a result, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed making documentation of the history and examination for evaluation and management services (E/M) an optional task for ...
In understanding each other’s role in healthcare reimbursement, coders and CDI specialists make a dynamic duo. In healthcare, we can no longer work in silos, separate from each other, doing our own thing, unaware of what other staffers are doing. We must work collaboratively, as a team that extends past our own departments. Value-based healthcare ...
Oct 31st, 2018
American Medical Association (AMA) announced Oct. 30 the Reimagining Residency initiative, a new program aimed at transforming residency training. The $15 million grant program will support innovative projects that promote systemic change in the current and future healthcare system. “During this unprecedented time of rapid growth and technological change in the U.S. health care system, ...